I just listened to Elder Uchtdorf’s talk…it was exactly what I needed to hear this morning…The Lord knows me. He understands my heart and He guides me along the path I should be on. I am going to read 1 Ne 8 this afternoon. It is one of my favorite chapters in the entire Book of Mormon. I went to a class once and the teacher so profoundly told us that the tree represented the love of God or in other words Christ and he kept on saying, “Where is the tree in your life? Is it behind you? Is it in front of you? It is far away from you? Are you looking toward it and grasping the iron rod to make sure you get to it?” I sometimes ask myself, where is the tree in my life? Where? I always hope I’m close enough to it and am grasping the iron rod so I will keep on the path that will ultimately get me where I want to go. I need to get there, for no other distraction can bring me Joy like being at Jesus’ feet and eternally encircled in the arms of His love.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
I feel like with all the different fall colors, the cold, the fog and the snow, I have been having a lot of interesting emotions. I feel like it is a wonderful blessing to see growth and change and realize that the seasons are a visualisation of what our lives are supposed to be. Spring: renewal of hard things and a breath of fresh air. Summer: fun and enjoyment, a lot of laughter and tasting the beauty of life Fall: beautiful still, crisp and things changing and maybe not going the way that we hoped or expected. Winter: a cold freezing death, but throughout it every now and again a white wonderful snow sparkles with the sun and teaches us that even in the winters of our lives we can learn and grow...and just when we've learned and grown enough for that season, spring comes again to give us renewed hope and life and so the cirlce continues...just some thoughts i've had...I'll add more later! Thought it was time to update and get the growing going!!!